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1995 Regional Totals for West Africa

All Years for West Africa: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for West Africa

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts51000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts2,6267657650
Dung Counts06111510
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations8304,119688
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations0004,866

No changes between current and previous report.

Elephant Estimates

CountryDefiniteProbablePossibleSpeculativeRange Area (km²)% of Regional Range% of Range AssessedIQI1PFS2
Benin001,40015021,152968 .002
Burkina Faso1,469583583021,320946 .363
Côte d'Ivoire55125081058536,6881666 .242
Ghana2454271,41644331,2501429 .082
Guinea0001,0009,31640 .003
Guinea Bissau000353310100 .004
Liberia0001,78322,0531055 .002
Mali06111514534,0211553 .402
Niger0008002,387199 .003
Nigeria001,06555031,2911423 .002
Senegal0020208,4474100 .003
Sierra Leone00002,92110 .003
Togo00851435,911395 .003
Totals2,7601,3765,0355,554227,088449 .143

1IQI: Information Quality Index: This index quantifies overall data quality at the regional level based on the precision of estimates and the proportion of assessed elephant range (i.e. range for which estimates are available). The IQI ranges from zero (no reliable information) to one (perfect information).

2PFS: Priority for Future Surveys, ranked from 1 to 5 (highest to lowest). Based on the precision of estimates and the proportion of national range accounted for by the site in question, PFS is a measure of the importance and urgency for future population surveys. All areas of unassessed range have a priority of 1. See Introduction for details on how the PFS is derived.

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